Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

1  "Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise." - Anon.  
2  "We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right." - Nelson Mendela  
3  "Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny." - Kamran Hamid  
4  "To measure the man, measure his heart." - Malcolm Stevenson Forbes  
5  "Leap and the net will appear." - Julie Cameron  
6  "Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." - Anon.  
7  "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." - Shira Tehrani  
8  "Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it." - Anon.  
9  "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West  
10  "One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us." - Michael Cibenko  
11  "Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once." - Lillian Dickson  
12  "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." - Thomas La Mance  
13  "Happiness walks on busy feet." - Kitte Turmell  
14  "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean  
15  "The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them ..." - Michel de Montaigne  
16  "We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?" - Edward Young  
17  "Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow." - Swedish proverb  
18  "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers  
19  "Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So be sure and stop to smell the flowers." - Walter Hagen  
20  "If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." - Mary Kay Ash  
21  "Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals." - Voltaire  
22  "The tragedy of life doesn?t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin Mays  
23  "Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try." - Mary Kay Ash  
24  "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." - Sam Ewing  
25  "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.' " - John Greenleaf Whittier  
26  "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." - John Lennon  
27  "I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll need right up to the day you die." - William Wiley  
28  "Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck  
29  "The brighter you are, the more you have to learn." - Don Herold  
30  "The follies a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity." - Helen Rowland  
31  "Use what talents you have; the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best." - Reverend Oliver G. Wilson  
32  "A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions." - Marcus Aurelius  
33  "The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates." - Thomas Szasz  
34  "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein  
35  "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller  
36  "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." - Helen Keller  
37  "Every man is the architect of his own fortune." - Sallust  
38  "The self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates." - Thomas Szasz  
39  "Doubt whom you will, but never yourself." - Christine Bovee  
40  "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw  
41  "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work." - Daniel H. Burnham  
42  "He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for." - Moroccan Proverb  
43  "He not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan  
44  "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford  
45  "Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese." - Billie Burke  
46  "The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention." - Anon.  
47  "You're as old as you behave." - Harvey Mackay  
48  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Sally Berger  
49  "The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness." - Max Eastman  
50  "Why not learn to enjoy the little things - there are so many of them." - Anon.  
51  "Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week." - Anon.  
52  "'I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything; 'I will try' has performed wonders." - George P. Burnham  
53  "Things are only impossible until they're not." - Jean-Luc Picard  
54  "What you do today can change the course of your life far into the future. Today is critical. Today really counts." - Ralph S. Marston, Jr.  
55  "The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing." - Anon.  
56  "If I had my life to live over again, I'd dare to make more mistakes the next time." - Nadine Stair  
57  "Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift of God; so precious that it is only given to us moment by moment." - Amelia Barr  
58  "The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Anon.  
59  "Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be." - Abraham Lincoln  
60  "Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it." - David Star Jordan  
61  "Keep true to the dreams of thy youth." - Friedrich von Schiller  
62  "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." - Seneca  
63  "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein  
64  "Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg." - Anon.  
65  "Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be." - Grandma Moses  
66  "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." - Paul Fargis  
67  "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." - Hans Christian Anderson  
68  "The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you're certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself." - Ralph S. Marston, Jr.  
69  "Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene." - Arthur Christopher Benson  
70  "Dying seems less sad than having lived too little." - Gloria Steinem  
71  "The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." - Doug Larson  
72  "Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, the neglected opportunity." - Omar Idn Al-Halif  
73  "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault  
74  "If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?" - Thomas Lovell Beddoes  
75  "There's only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience." - Laurence J. Peter  
76  "To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory." - Pierre Corneille  
77  "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." - Jonathan Winters  
78  "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace from the film 'Braveheart'  
79  "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi  
80  "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." - John Powell  
81  “If you're going through hell, keep going.” - Sir Winston Churchill  
82  "I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." - Anais Nin  
83  "Later never exists." - Anon.  
84  "Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead." - Lilly Langtry  
85  "One should count each day a separate life." - Seneca  
86  "A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart." - Robertson Davies  
87  "Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life." - Hugh Sidey  
88  "Lazy people work double." - Anon.  
89  "The most common cause of insufficient results is insufficient action." - Brian Koslow  
90  "You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and what you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself." - Warren B. Bennis  
91  "If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking." - Buddhist Proverb  
92  "When the world says, 'Give up,' / Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'" - Anon.  
93  "Men are born to succeed, not fail." - Henry David Thoreau  
94  "The most powerful thing to believe in is yourself and your own abilities." - Brian Koslow  
95  "When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work." - George Bernard Shaw  
96  "What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do." - Anon.  
97  "It simply comes down to this, Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying." - Tim Robbins (from the film, "The Shawshank Redemption")  
98  "Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend." - Theophrastus  
99  "The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success." - B. C. Forbes  
100  "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." - Harriet Beecher Stowe  
101  "You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness." - Anon.  
102  "Everything's in the mind. That's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it." - Mae West  
103  "Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't." - Richard Bach  
104  "Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson  
105  "The future belongs to those who live intensely in the present." - Anon  
106  "I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." - Artur Rubenstein  
107  "Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it." - Col. Michael Friedsman  
108  "We only do well the things we like doing." - Colette  
109  "Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for." - David Starr Jordan  
110  "All serious daring starts from within." - Eudora Welty  
111  "But' is a fence over which few leap." - German proverb  
112  "If you rest, you rust." - Helen Hayes  
113  "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller  
114  "I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's." - Henry Moore  
115  "As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more." - Jules Renard  
116  "If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased." - Katharine Hepburn  
117  "You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead." - Lois Platford  
118  "No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living." - Marie Beynon Ray  
119  "Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action..." - Theodore Roosevelt  
120  "What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates, his fate." - Henry David Thoreau  
121  "Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment." - Marsha Sinetar  
122  "The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese proverb  
123  "You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford  
124  "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." - James A. Michener  
125  "Life is not holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well." - Danish Proverb  
126  "What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn!" - Logan Pearsall Smith  
127  "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and determination." - Calvin Coolidge  
128  "What makes life dreary is want of motive." - George Eliot  
129  "The mere sense of living is joy enough" - Emily Dickinson  
130  "To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." - Anatole France  
131  "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville  
132  "Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities." - William Bridges  
133  "To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything." - Joan Didion  
134  "Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities." - John Wicker  
135  "Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own necessary vegetation." - Gail Sheehy  
136  "You must change in order to survive." - Pearl Bailey  
137  "First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus  
138  "Give me a man who sings at his work." - Thomas Carlyle  
139  "There is nobody who totally lacks the courage to change." - Rollo May  
140  "With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton  
141  "Dying seems less sad than having lived too little." - Gloria Steinem  
142  "Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond." - Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein  
143  "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." - Sir Winston Churchill  
144  "Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." - Robert Anthony  
145  "Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right." - Henry Ford  
146  "Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead." - Scottish Proverb  
147  "Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." -Robert Anthony  
148  "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." - Mark Twain  
149  "If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind." - Seneca  
150  "To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting." - E. E. Cummings  
151  "Monotony is the awful reward of the careful." - A. G. Buckham  
152  "Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way." - Abraham Lincoln  
153  "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin  
154  "Happiness depends upon ourselves." - Aristotle  
155  "If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?" - Basil S. Walsh  
156  "We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." - Calvin Coolidge  
157  "Age is nothing to a live man." - Edward E. Purinton  
158  "I'm not interested in age. People who tell their age are silly. You're as old as you feel." - Elizabeth Arden  
159  "The beginning is half of every action." - Greek proverb  
160  "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller  
161  "Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man." - Jimmy Lyons  
162  "We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes." - John F. Kennedy  
163  "Do it big or stay in bed." - Larry Kelly  
164  "If you wait, all that happens is that you get older." - Larry McMurtry  
165  "There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." - Logan Pearsall Smith  
166  "Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use." - Ruth Gordon  
167  "It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done." - Samuel Johnson  
168  "If you play it safe in life you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore." - Shirley Hufstedler  
169  "Life is enthusiasm, zest." - Sir Laurence Olivier  
170  "Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life." - Tennessee Williams  
171  "The difference between one man and another is not mere ability? it is energy." - Thomas Arnold  
172  "There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back." - Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister  
173  "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind." - William James  
174  "The best way to get something done is to begin." - Anon.  
175  "To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing." - Eva Young  
176  "Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank." - Ben Irwin  
177  "Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come." - Janet E. Stuart  
178  "The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live." - Joan Borysenko  
179  "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius  
180  "Readiness is all." - William Shakespeare  
181  "The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London  
182  "To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no." - Jean Anouilh  
183  "Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live." - Oscar Wilde  
184  "If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison  
185  "The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." - Henry Miller  
186  "Spend some time alone every day." - The Dalai Lama  
187  "I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life." - Miles Davis  
188  "You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again." - Bonnie Prudden  
189  "I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it." - Rita Mae Brown  
190  "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau  
191  "Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece." - Ralph Charell  
192  "Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain." - Marcus Aurelius  
193  "You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing." - Marie Stopes  
194  "You've got to find the force inside you." - Joseph Campbell  
195  "The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm." - Fred Dehner  
196  "Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." - Earl Nightingale
  197  "We each have all the time there is; our mental and moral status is determined by what we do with it." - Mary Blake  
198  "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort." - Sydney Smith  
199  "He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him." - Dutch Proverb  
200  "The world belongs to the energetic." - Ralph Waldo Emerson  
201  "I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." - Emma Goldman  
202  "Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." - E. Joseph Crossman  
203  "My favourite thing is to go where I've never been" - Diane Arbus  
204  "What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realised it sooner." - Colette  
205  "Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." - Charles Richards  
206  "Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do." - Anon.  
207  "Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable." - Theodore N. Vail  
208  "The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself." - Rita Mae Brown  
209  "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye  
210  "Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come." - Janet Erskine Stuart  
211  "To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world, we must do something." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman  
212  "Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise." - Anon.  
213  "It takes courage to lead a life. Any life." - Erica Jong  
214  "Delay not to seize the hour!" - Aeschylus  
215  "All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination." - Barbara Grizutti Harrison  
216  "Reach high, for stars hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." - Pamela Star  
217  "Nothing happens unless first a dream." - Carl Sandburg  
218  "The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor." - Christian Bovee  
219  "A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension." - Oliver Wendell Holmes  
220  "Once you say you are going to settle for second, that's what happens to you." - John F. Kennedy  
221  "It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later." - Lucimar Santos de Lima  
222  "Never let yesterday use up today." - Richard H. Nelson  
223  "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." - Bertrand Russell  
224  "A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows." - John Powell  
225  "Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." - William James  
226  "Why always, 'not yet?' Do flowers in spring say, 'not yet?'" - Norman Douglas  
227  "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." - Francis Bacon  
228  "God help those who do not help themselves." - Wilson Mizener  
229  "Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it." - David Guy Powers  
230  "Courage is the power to let go of the familiar." - Raymond Linquist  
231  "Sweat plus sacrifice equals success." - Charles O. Finley  
232  "What worries you, masters you." - Haddon W. Robinson  
233  "Nothing can be done except little by little." - Charles Baudelaire  
234  "Life is a great bundle of little things." - Oliver Wendell Holmes  
235  "If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead  
236  "No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." - Turkish proverb  
237  "The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who would make it so." - Horatio W. Dresser  
238  "Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed." - Sydney Smith  
239  "There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." - Mark Twain  
240  "Boldness be my friend." - William Shakespeare (from Cymbeline)  
241  "The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so." - David Hume  
242  "There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear." - Jawaharlal Nehru  
243  "The secret of success is constancy of purpose." - Benjamin Disraeli  
244  "For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance." - Mignon McLaughlin  
245  "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson  
246  "The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed." - Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort  
247  "Redeem thy mis-spent time that's past: / Live this day, a if 'twere they last." - Bishop Thomas Ken  
248  "What we love to do we find time to do." - John L. Spalding  
249  "Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal." - Charles Buxton  
250  "Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable." - Theodore N. Vail  
251  "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." - Elbert Hubbard  
252  "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead  
253  "It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." - James Gordon, M.D.  
254  "All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." - Orison Swett Marden  
255  "If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living." - Gail Sheehy  
256  "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers  
257  "Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire  
258  "We are the hero of our own story." - Mary McCarthy  
259  "There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning." - Christopher Morley  
260  "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." - Seneca  
261  "Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy." - Henri de Lubac, Paradoxes  
262  "The brighter you are, the more you have to learn." - Don Herold  
263  "Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead." - Scottish Proverb  
264  "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli  
265  "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." - Archie Griffin  
266  "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." - Richard L. Evans  
267  "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort." - Sydney Smith  
268  "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau  
269  "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." -Allan K. Chalmers  
270  "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli  
271  "Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience." - Randolph Bourne, Youth and Life  
272  "What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print." - Isadora Duncan, My Life  
273  "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathusra  
274  "Dying is no big deal. The least of us will manage that. Living is the trick." - Red Smith  
275  "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition." - Abraham Lincoln  
276  "Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing." - Adolph Monod  
277  "A day is a span of time no one is wealthy enough to waste." - Anon.  
278  "The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." - Ben Stein  
279  "A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm." - Charles M. Schwab  
280  "A life that hasn't a definite plan is likely to become driftwood." - David Sarnoff  
281  "There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." - Douglas Everett  
282  "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt  
283  "I'll walk where my own nature would be leading; it vexes me to choose another guide." - Emily Bronte  
284  "The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes." - Frank Lloyd Wright  
285  "You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand." - Irene C. Kassorla  
286  "The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry." - John Jensen  
287  "O for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts!" - John Keats  
288  "Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do." - Jose Ortega y Gasset  
289  "The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Joseph Addison  
290  "Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it." - Joseph Campbell  
291  "Possessions dwindle; I mourn their loss. But I mourn the loss of time much more, for anyone can save his purse, but none can win back lost time." - Latin Proverb  
292  "My future is one I must make myself." - Louis L'Amour  
293  "To live your life in the fear of losing it is to lose the point of life." - Malcolm Forbes  
294  "..a man may live long, yet live very little. Satisfaction in life depends not on the number of your years, but on your will." - Michel de Montaigne  
295  "It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life." - Queen Christina, of Sweden  
296  "If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself." - Rollo May  
297  "To be free is to have achieved your life." - Tennessee Williams  
298  "The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year." - Thomas Dreier  
299  "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." - Thomas Jefferson  
300  "Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing." - William Feather  
301  "About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age." - Gloria Pitzer  
302  "Everything comes too late for those who only wait." - Elbert Hubbard  
303  "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson  
304  "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo Buonarroti  
305  "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France  
306  "Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time." - Goethe  
307  "The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become." - Harold Taylor  
308  "Never confuse movement with action." - Ernest Hemingway  
309  "Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve." - Anon.  
310  "This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow." - Margaret Lindsey  
311  "All the so-called 'secrets of success' will not work unless you do" - Anon.  
312  "Life will reward you precisely to the extent that you express yourself, in your own unique way, to the world." - Ralph S. Marston, Jr.  
313  "The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances." - Martha Washington  
314  "One of the pleasantest things in the world is going on a journey." - William Hazlitt  
315  "Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning  
316  "If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it." - Immanuel von Fichte  
317  "Do not dare to live without some clear intention toward which your living shall be bent. Mean to be something with all your might." - Phillips Brooks  
318  "Men and women everywhere must exercise deliberate decision to live wisely." - Robert Grant  
319  "He who would have fruit must climb the tree." - Thomas Fuller